Is it too early for this? Who comes back and who turns pro?

B1GTide

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Yeah, I hope so too. If he would have had his head on right earlier he may have been the hero Monday night.
Literally could have had a Smitty beginning to his Alabama career. A huge waste of his talent, which ruined an entire season of work for the entire team. Not all his fault, but he shoulders a lot of the blame with two HUGE drops in the game.
 

Saban4Ever

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Don’t understand that one.

He has his degree, and maybe his Masters. He has reached his ceiling I think, and there are freshmen ready to be groomed. I think he will do decent in the NFL, maybe a 5th or 6th rounder, who could be a short yardage guy... maybe for the Patriots/Mac. He will make some money on a practice squad at least. He gave his all at Bama. Made some crucial catches. RTR
 

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Literally could have had a Smitty beginning to his Alabama career. A huge waste of his talent, which ruined an entire season of work for the entire team. Not all his fault, but he shoulders a lot of the blame with two HUGE drops in the game.
To "Run the damn ball!" we have added, "Catch the damn ball!"

Going into the spring, the Alabama fanbase finds itself far more balanced:
 

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Literally could have had a Smitty beginning to his Alabama career. A huge waste of his talent, which ruined an entire season of work for the entire team. Not all his fault, but he shoulders a lot of the blame with two HUGE drops in the game.
This is why I think the light really came on for him after the game and I think he now knows what you’ve said and what Coach Saban was trying to say. I look for him to take off.

Brooks will take off as well and I believe we will see a pleasant surprise in the offense next season because of these two.
 

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He may see incoming talent and feel that he hit his ceiling this year. Look, if he makes a practice squad then he makes what, $600k an year? Looks like it could be a good move for him.
No, practice squad does not make league minimum - in 2021 players with two or fewer accrued NFL seasons earn $9,200 per week ($165,600 for 18 weeks spent on the practice squad).
 

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No, practice squad does not make league minimum - in 2021 players with two or fewer accrued NFL seasons earn $9,200 per week ($165,600 for 18 weeks spent on the practice squad).
Still not a bad gig for a 25 year old kid. Practice squad players always have the chance to elevate due to injury as well. Dude could scratch out a nice career for himself honing his craft then get into coaching eventually.
 

BamaHoosier

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Lot of raw talent there. Hopefully some guys develop over the off season and are ready to step up. I’ll also be shocked if we don’t bring in either a portal receiver or a grad transfer. Just not enough experience on that list currently.

I also think another off-season of practice and chemistry will make BY even better equipped to elevate the talent around him. This squad will be dangerous.
 

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Still not a bad gig for a 25 year old kid. Practice squad players always have the chance to elevate due to injury as well. Dude could scratch out a nice career for himself honing his craft then get into coaching eventually.
Possibly, but practice squads are limited to 16 players - I don't think there's much room 'long term' there.
 

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With Hall when did catch it the other night look at his running style, not saying he's this guy but when he runs with the ball kinda gallop's like Julio
 

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